to gain, which is namely being able to compete in triathlons, other sports governed by the world antidoping agency. he was banned for life for competing in any events governed by this antidoping agency, and confessing will apparently get him a bit of relief, he'll be able to get that suspension reduced. >>> a ball of lies that's been borne over the decade. how does this unravel what this means for him legally. he was very litigious, whether it would be in a newspaper or even other athletes that were trying to come forward? >> that's one of the things i think makes him so unsympathetic. he spent ten years intimidating people, suing people, threatening people who were telling the truth about what he was doing. now today he's got civil lawsuits being brought against him by a number of entities, insurance companies that paid bonuses to him for winning tour de france titles, floyd landis, one of the his teammates at one point is bringing a lawsuit against him, a whistle-blower lawsuit, because he was basically alleged that armstrong was taking money from the u.s. government, the u.s.